Manchester United vs Newcastle: Cristiano Ronaldo's Record against Newcastle United
Manchester United will lock horns with Newcastle in their second home game of the season this Saturday at Old Trafford. Returning hero, Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to play a part in the game, and hence, we analyze Ronaldo's goal-scoring record vs Newcastle.
The Red Devils will play the second home game, and what would be more intriguing is the fans will get to witness the return of Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford on Saturday. The fans have been desperate for Cristiano Ronaldo to make his long-awaited second debut.
Manchester United is set to play their fourth game of the season, after two wins and a draw in their opening three league games, Manchester is United currently third on the table.
In their last five encounters, Manchester United has triumphed in four games and lost one. The Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will once again fancy their chance when they head into this weekend’s game.
With Cristiano Ronaldo likely to make his second debut for Manchester United we look at his record vs Newcastle United.
It is safe to say the Portuguese star has never been on the losing side, in games against Newcastle. In his eleven appearances against Newcastle in the league and FA Cup, Ronaldo has scored six goals and managed five assists.
Cristiano Ronaldo Record vs Newcastle
In his previous encounters with Magpies, Cristiano Ronaldo has netted a hattrick in a 6-0 demolition to Newcastle on 12th Jan 2008, and then a brace and an assist at St James’ Park in a 5-1 win on 23rd Feb 2008.
These games were the starting of a new era for the Portuguese forward who later scored 31 goals that season in the league and claimed his first of his five Balon D’or trophies.
The Magpies supporters will be dreading the sight of the Portuguese talisman when 5-times Ballon d’Or starts for Manchester United on Saturday, which will bring back old memories.
During that time the five-time Champions League winner ran riot at Old Trafford and then St James’ Park against Magpies in 2008.
It would be a different story for the Red Devils as they will be delighted to see Ronaldo once again wearing the Manchester United jersey, which could be his last dance at his old club.